Start of Framing

When Nancy went by the house today they had finally started framing. It's amazing how fast they can put the walls up once they get going. From the back yard…

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Flatwork

We haven't been out to the new house for a while because not much has been happening. When we went out today, all the concrete flatwork in the basement and…

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Completed Foundation

I've been in Irvine, CA on a business trip all week and the weather has been bad all week so Nancy didn't go out and take pictures until today. The…

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Backfilling the Foundation

They're in the process of putting in the window wells and backfilling up against the foundation. Looking north at the south side of the house. The orange "D" shows where…

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Foundation Tar

Today forms were off (note the crane for lifting forms) and the foundation had been coated with that black tar-like stuff that I assume is supposed to help prevent water…

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Foundation

We didn't go visit the house on the weekend but when we showed up on Monday afternoon the foundation was all poured! Looking north This following picture shows the notches…

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New House – 05/25/2006

Turns out it only took two days for some action on the new house. Today they put in the forms for the footings. Looking southwest from about where our driveway…

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New House – 05/23/2006

They dug the hole for our basement and foundation today. We have 9' walls in the basement so the hole is actually deeper than it seems in the pictures -…

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Site Survey

At the end of May, some activity finally occurred on the lot (we signed the papers in January) - the site was surveyed and staked out to show the house…

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